Different Voices: The Singaporean/Malaysian Novel

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About the Publication

The Different Voices: Singaporean/Malaysian Novel, focuses on the challenges that face a novelist in the literary representation of a multilingual environment. The early writers used strategies like vernacular transcription and mimetic translation. However, the close readings of twelve selected novels by non-European writers from 1980 to 2001 indicate the increasing use of strategies like lexical borrowings, code mixing, code switching and varieties of Singapore-Malayan English, instead. Puthucheary asserts in her book that the methods of language appropriation have a direct connection to how the writer conveys the multilingual nature of the Singapore-Malayan society through the speaking person while developing the central theme of the novel. The book maps out the verbal artistic representation of the speaking person and the correlation between speech and character in a multilingual environment.


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Different Voices: The Singaporean/Malaysian Novel [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-230-912-9] 6.90 USD
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Preliminary pages Download
Introduction 5.00 USD
I. Flowers in the Sky (1981) Download
II. The Return (1981) 5.00 USD
III. Rice Bowl (1984) 5.00 USD
IV. A Candle or the Sun (1991) 5.00 USD
V. The Shrimp People (1991) 5.00 USD
VI. The Crocodile Fury (1992) 5.00 USD
VII. Green is the Colour (1993) 5.00 USD
VIII. The Road to Chandibole (1994) 5.00 USD
IX. Abraham's Promise (1995) 5.00 USD
X. Perhaps in Paradise (1997) 5.00 USD
XI. Playing Madame Mao (2000) 5.00 USD
XII. Shadow Theatre (2002) 5.00 USD
Conclusion 5.00 USD
Bibliography Download
Index Download
About the Author Download

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